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Boeing and LAN Airlines celebrate delivery of LAN's first 787

3-Sep-2012 1:01 PM

LAN Airlines and Boeing celebrated (31-Aug-2012) the delivery of the first 787 to LAN making it the first airline in the Americas to receive the new aircraft. LAN is the fourth customer globally to include the 787 in its fleet with 32 of this new aircraft on order and lease. LAN Airlines CEO Ignacio Cueto said, "This is a landmark moment not just for LAN, but for all our passengers in Latin America and other countries the 787 will operate to/from. Thanks to this aircraft, we will be able to operate longer routes using a plane that is more environmentally-friendly and is highly efficient, which will ensure that LAN will be able to move forward through sustainable growth. Above all, the special features of the 787 will allow us to further improve the travel experience for our passengers." The first cities LAN's fleet of 787s will operate to are Santiago, Buenos Aires, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid and Frankfurt. The aircraft will begin to be deployed commercially in the next few months, and these routes will be added gradually during its first year of operation. [more - original PR]